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EU Delegation, Vietnam join hands toward green economy

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The European Union Delegation to Vietnam and the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) said they would strengthen cooperation with Vietnam to carry out the nation’s commitment to net-zero emissions.

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha held a meeting yesterday, October 11, with Alain Cany, chair of EuroCham, and Thomas Wiersing, a representative of the EU Delegation to Vietnam.

Since the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) ended, EuroCham has developed many programs to support Vietnam in shifting toward a green economy and achieving the nation’s target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, the EuroCham chair said during the meeting.

Among these programs is the Green Economy Forum & Exhibition 2022 (GEFE 2022), which will be held in HCMC from November 28 to 30 and is expected to attract over 200 European companies.

The event is expected to advance EU-Vietnam sustainable development cooperation through comprehensive dialogue, investment coordination, knowledge sharing and technology transfer, Cany said.

According to him, GEFE 2022’s primary goal is to help Vietnam meet its COP26 commitments and accomplish the development goals outlined in its National Green Growth Strategy for the 2021-2030 period.

At the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Glasgow, Scotland, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh announced Vietnam’s strong commitments to responding to climate change by declaring the goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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